Series: Beau Rivage

Kill Me Softly [Review]

Posted February 6, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

Kill Me Softly [Review]Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
Series: Beau Rivage #1
Published by EgmontUSA on April 10th 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars
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>Mirabelle's past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents' tragic deaths to her guardians' half-truths about why she can't return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.
In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who's a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.
But fairy tales aren't pretty things, and they don't always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own . . . brothers who share a dark secret. And she'll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.

Title: Kill Me Softly
Author: Sarah Cross
Series: Beau Rivage #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fairytale Retelling, Fantasy, Romance, Magic, Paranormal
Pages: 336
Published: April 10, 2012 by EgmontUSA
Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile, YA & NA Romance Color Challenge

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Mirabelle’s past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents’ tragic deaths to her guardians’ half-truths about why she can’t return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.

In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who’s a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.

But fairy tales aren’t pretty things, and they don’t always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own . . . brothers who share a dark secret. And she’ll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.
(Goodreads)

“I never imagined you’d be so difficult,” he muttered.
“Maybe that’s why you’re supposed to meet me when I’m unconscious. So I don’t burst your bubble right away.”

“You don’t want to sit by me?” Rafe called to her with a grin.
“No, I don’t,” Layla said. “I wouldn’t sit by you if every other seat in the room was on fire.”
“Ouch.” Rafe winced, then rebounded with a sleazy smile. “That would hurt me if I believed it. You know you’re curious to go for a ride.”
“About as curious as I am to get syphilis,” Layla snapped

Because, if you could love someone, and keep loving them, without being loved back . . . then that love had to be real. It hurt too much to be anything else.

“It freaks me out they’re sort of involved, and yet, one day, Viv’s stepmom is going to order Henley to kill Viv.”
“Tell me about it.” Blue switched to an exaggerated shrewish voice. “By the way, garden boy, when you’e done trimming the hedges, could you cut out my daughter’s heart and bring it to me so I can eat it? That’s a lot to ask of someone you’re paying minimum wage.”

The razor blade hanging from her neck made her feel brave. Honest. A naked blade hid nothing, feared nothing. She wanted to be like that. Because that was how you found yourself, created yourself. You didn’t hide. You didn’t wait for the perfect moment to settle on you like a butterfly, like magic. You went out and made magic. Made your own wishes come true

This book was wonderful. I loved that all of the fairy tales were interwoven and gave me the sense that I was in Storybrooke from Once Upon A Time. I loved that feeling when reading this book. And I really enjoyed it. I loved the world that we were brought to. I loved the writing. I loved the feeling I had when reading this story.

The fairy tales. I loved that the fairy tales were more like the Grimm Brothers’ versions than the Disney versions. Whether they were exactly the same tales, I don’t know. But they were dark like the Grimm’s fairy tales. And I loved that!

I loved the characters. They were so interesting and I loved getting to know them and hearing about their curses or if they were honor bound. I loved that some of them had a band together and that it was called Curses & Kisses. I also fell hard for Blue. He was my favorite <3

The only reason why this is a 4 star and not a 5 star is because of Felix. I’m sorry. No. Felix get out of the story. I hate you. Why? Because you’re 21 and you’re making out with a 15 (almost 16) year old girl. You, sir, are a perv! Now step aside and give me more Blue. 🙂 **Rant over**

Anyways, if you love fairy tale retellings. You definitely have to give this one a shot. I really ended up enjoying it and I cannot wait to dive back into the world when I read Tear You Apart! Definitely won’t be the last thing I read by Sarah Cross!

Let’s talk about it. Did you read Kill Me Softly? Or any other of Sarah’s books? What did you think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
three-half-stars
Stephanie
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